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Balmoral Named Best Senior Living 2021 by A Place for Mom

Balmoral is proud to announce it has been honored as a Best of Senior Living 2021 award winner by A Place for Mom, Inc. (APFM), the largest senior living referral service in North America. The best of senior living honor represents the best of the best of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, determined by the reviews of seniors and their families on, the nation’s largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services. This exclusive designation honors only the top three percent of senior care providers across the United States and Canada.

Our community regularly receives highly positive reviews from their families like these:

Verified by Senior “We toured this place and were very impressed by the cleanliness and hospitality. [name removed] was exceptionally good at showing and answering our questions about the place. All in all, my father and I were definitely impressed.”  Ellen

Verified by Senior “Pleased Love One: My wife and I are very pleased with the services and staff Balmoral provides for my dad. We live out of state but know he is in good hands. He has met new friends and enjoys the staff. He likes to read and enjoys the library. He tells me the food is good and always enjoys the deserts. Thank you to the staff at Balmoral for taking care of him.” James Howerton 

Verified by Senior “Loving Granddaughter: Love this place!!! Such a great homey atmosphere! My great grandpa lives here. He loves the food and the staff.”  Gloria Jones

This year has been tough for so many and Balmoral Assisted Living, located at 93 Balmoral Drive, has shown its resilience in the face of this challenge. Many of the top reviews shared what kept residents feeling safe, less isolated, and stimulated both mentally and physically. From innovative dining programs, socially distanced activities and events, milestone birthday parties and parades, easily accessible video calls with family, to having staff just be there to engage with residents and caregivers when they are needed most, Balmoral Assisted Living provided the utmost care. 

This is not the first award for Balmoral Assisted Living. The community, managed by national seniors housing operator Meridian Senior Living, was recognized for Best of Assisted Living in 2020.

“We’re so proud of achieving this exclusive recognition as it underscores the compassion and tireless care that our team members deliver to our residents,” said Karen Smith, Executive Director. “We have set the bar high to provide the best service and this award validates that our community has the most satisfied residents and families.”

Senior Living Industry is a Critical Category in Caring for Our Aging Population 

Reflected in many of the top reviews, the Senior Living industry has remained a critical industry throughout the pandemic. A Place for Mom surveyed families that moved into a senior living community over the past six months with 86% of caregivers indicating that COVID did not influence their decision to move their loved one into a community during the pandemic, mainly as a result of seniors needing care beyond what could be provided at home. More so, almost 9 in 10 families surveyed with a loved one in Senior Living said they were satisfied/very satisfied with the care their loved one was receiving this past year, as caregiver fatigue became an unfortunate reality with 77% of caregivers reporting that they have been overwhelmed by the demands of caring for a senior since the pandemic began.

“During a year that challenged all of us, and particularly frontline healthcare workers, senior living communities demonstrated resilience going above and beyond to keep residents safe, healthy, and happy,” said Sue Johansen, Senior Vice President, Community Network, at A Place for Mom. “Of the nearly 45,000 senior living care providers in North America currently listed on and hundreds of thousands of reviews, only the top 3% were recognized with this prestigious award, simply by providing the highest level of care that residents and their families deserve.”

About Our Community:

Balmoral Assisted Living features 125 assisted living and memory care residences over 62,000 square feet. Two spacious, landscaped courtyards and bright amenity spaces underscore the community's focus on active living: daily engaging and social activities, a dining experience with multiple dining options and venues, and the highest quality of care.

About Meridian Senior Living:

Meridian Senior Living, a privately held company based in Bethesda, Maryland, owns and operates seniors housing communities across the country and provides operational consulting to 24 communities in China. With more than 70 communities in 21 states and more in development, Meridian is one of the largest seniors housing operators in the U.S. The company prides itself on providing the highest quality care, exceptional lifestyle programming and a distinctive dining experience for its residents.

About A Place for Mom

A Place for Mom is an online platform connecting families searching for senior care services with a team of experienced advisors providing insight-driven and personalized solutions.  Its mission, as the leader in senior care advisory, is to be a trusted destination for families and our community customers. They are a quickly growing organization with over 500 senior living experts connecting hundreds of thousands of families every year to one of its community customers. 

About is the leading consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities and home-care providers across the U.S. and Canada. The innovative website provides easy access to the information families need when making a senior-care decision, and features more than 240,000 trusted reviews and advice from local residents and their loved ones.


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